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Judge wants Edwards sex tape deposition private

Oct 21, 2010 3:49:00 PM - thestate.com
A judge in the legal battle over a purported sex tape involving John Edwards demanded Thursday that any deposition of the two-time presidential candidate be kept private.

Judge Carl Fox said he didn't want the details of such testimony to be discussed or released publicly, warning attorneys for both sides that there could be repercussions if the material is talked about outside of the case.

"I won't hesitate to use the contempt authority of this court," Fox said. "I don't want anyone to think this court is joking."

Attorneys for former Edwards aide Andrew Young have been trying to depose the former North Carolina senator for months. They want to ask him questions about a sex tape that Young has said involves Edwards.

Fox denied a request by a Edwards attorney Jim Cooney to limit the scope of the questioning. Cooney also failed to persuade the judge to prohibit Young from having the chance to view the deposition.

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